Victory: Yakima County Latino Leaders Achieve Historic Settlement with Board of Commissioners

no longer violate Latino voters’ rights. The Commission agreed to a court-ordered change under the Washington Voting Rights Act in response to a lawsuit brought by four Yakima County voters and OneAmerica. The settlement comes after years of Latino organizing for representation in the face of election systems that suppress Latino votes in Yakima County. The plaintiffs are represented by the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and Washington-based law firm MacDonald, Hoague & Bayless.

The Fight for the DREAM Act: We’re Just Getting Started

Last week was filled with a number of twists and turns in the immigrant rights movement and OneAmerica was at the helm of advocating for a resolution for the million undocumented young people living in the US. On Thursday, February 15th the United States Senate voted on four immigration related bill, three of which provided some type of relief for …

Citizenship Day

Melitina Florentina Quiroz and her husband Silviano have lived in the United States for several decades – Sliviano arrived in 1979, and his wife joined him in 1995. While in America they raised a large and loving family of 9 children, all of whom are now legal permanent residents or citizens. Not having naturalized, Melitina and Silviano were excluded from …